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Leggings That Are A Non-Basic Basic

Mar 11, 2020

By Amy Sciarretto

Leather leggings have become a wardrobe staple because they elevate a comfortable basic to something more fashion forward. Spanx offers many variations of faux leather leggings, while Artizia’s Daria Pant is constructed of the softest vegan leather sourced for Japan that moves and stretches with your body without ever stretching out. The latest entry into the leather leggings category that you NEED to know about is Commando’s Faux Patent Leggings. Everyone from Ashley Graham to Camila Cabello has strutted their stuff while rocking these super sexy and shiny bottoms.

Commando’s extra glossy black leggings are under $100 — they will debit your bank account by just $98 — and come in sizes XS to XL. If you style them with athleisure pieces or add classic accessories, you will never drift into dominatrix or ’80s hair band territory. Unless, of course, you want to!

You can rock these wet-look leggings with an oversized hoodie and a fresh pair of platform slip-on Vans sneakers for a sexy but sporty look a la Rihanna. You can also wear them with a voluminous tunic and platform pumps in a bright color for a little contrasted glamour. Add a vintage rock ‘n’ roll t-shirt and beat up combat boots that have traveled many miles and have lots of life in them for warm weather climates or spring-ready looks. Pile on gobs of bracelets or necklaces for that true rocker look. If you want to go full-on rock star, add a leather jacket for some mixed texture.

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The leggings have the internal waistband that the brand is known for so you’ll look sleek AF when wearing these The fabric is smoothing and firm, and it won’t snag. So you can wear them all day without worrying about them bagging out or loosening.

The best part, though? They are so, so comfy. They are super snug when you first slip into them. But don’t despair. They will adjust and adapt your personal shape as you wear them. So be patient and you will love living in them.

If you can’t decide which size you want or are between sizes, Commando suggests sizing up.

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These are the best liquid leggings on the market because they can easily be dressed up or down.

Oh, and here’s something else you need to know. The leggings are made from a material that can cause them to be a bit, well, noisy. Like squeaky. If you need your pants to pipe down, you can apply a feather light coating of clear moisturizer or body oil to the exterior or inner thigh of the leggings. That ought to mute your pants. It also might get a little messy, which means you may just have to deal with squeaky pants. It’s worth it, though. Because you will look that damn good.

When constructed of leather or leather-like materials, leggings, like the Commando Patents, are anything but basic.

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